DIY Thanksgiving Decor Made from Trash

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If you’re looking to reduce waste and save some money on your Thanksgiving decor, what better way to pull it off than by decorating with trash? To help you deck your halls the eco way, Earth911 rounded up these 11 creative decor ideas made from waste items you already have.


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1. Paper bag turkey for the kids' table

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It’s easy to forget the kids table when you’re decking out your dining room for the holiday. But Sara Westbrook of One Charming Party has just what you need to spice up the kiddie corner at your Thanksgiving feast: A paper bag turkey with a fun surprise inside!

After forming a turkey shape from a brown paper shopping bag, Westbrook tucked some tasty popcorn inside for kids to snack on while waiting for dinner. How clever!

“Invite an adult guest of honor to ‘carve’ the turkey with a real knife,” Westbrook suggests. “Then everyone can enjoy some popcorn while they wait for the rest of the meal.”

Check out the crafty mom’s tutorial at One Charming Party, including step-by-step instructions and stunning photos, to help you along the way.

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